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Indian Authorities Relocate Village to Protect Tigers

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan have relocated a village in the heart of a tiger sanctuary to protect the habitat of the big cat. The move is aimed at reviving the tiger population in the Sariska reserve where conservationists, to their dismay, did not find a single tiger in 2005. The last […]

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Indian Authorities Relocate Village to Protect Tigers

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan have relocated a village in the heart of a tiger sanctuary to protect the habitat of the big cat. The move is aimed at reviving the tiger population in the Sariska reserve where conservationists, to their dismay, did not find a single tiger in 2005. The last […]

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India Deploys Commandos to Protect Tigers

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian government on Thursday deployed a team of commandos to two major wildlife sanctuaries in the south to protect tigers from hunters and poachers. The government said a 54-member “Special Tiger Protection Force” began patrolling tiger reserves in Bandipur and Nagarhole, straddling the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states, after three months of […]

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India Examines Proposal to Ban Tiger Tourism

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has begun examining a proposal by social activist Ajay Dubey to ban tiger tourism in reserves inside central Madhya Pradesh state. Dubey said Wednesday the big cats need protection because their numbers continue to fall. He said tigers of India are paying for the mindless tourism, arguing that tourists riding jeeps to […]

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Interpol Joins Push to Save Asian Tigers

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The International Police Organization has launched a campaign to help save the world’s last surviving tigers in 13 Asian countries where the giant cats still exist. Interpol said the project will link international wildlife officials with customs and law enforcement officers in Russia, China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent to combat poaching and smuggling […]

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Sumatran Tiger Cubs to Make Debut at US Zoo

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Two Sumatran tigers cubs will soon make their public debut at a zoo in Atlanta, Georgia. The eight-week-old cubs, a male and female, are the first born at Zoo Atlanta in more than a decade. The male has been named Sanjiv, which stands for love and long life in Hindu, and the female has been […]

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Sumatran Tiger Cubs to Make Debut at US Zoo

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two Sumatran tigers cubs will soon make their public debut at a zoo in Atlanta, Georgia. The eight-week-old cubs, a male and female, are the first born at Zoo Atlanta in more than a decade. The male has been named Sanjiv, which stands for love and long life in Hindu, and the female has been […]

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Bangladesh Joins Global Battle to Save Tigers

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh has joined the global battle to save Royal Bengal tigers, as the big cats continue to face threats to their survival. The country’s newly created Wildlife Crime Control Unit, equipped with modern weapons and high speed boats procured with the help of a $36 million loan from the World Bank, will go deep into […]

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